About

Hey there!

You’re very welcome on our music blog.

This a blog of several music lovers from around the world.

It all started up with Yeleen, a Hip-Hop, Reggae and traditional African music band from Burkina Faso. I was getting more and more interested in World Music, and so I decided to write about. Today this is a blog about the music from all around the world. XWorldMusic grew quickly and we’re proud of this! We are usually not writing more than a few sentences and just want to present our sounds.

Save our world, it’s unique. It’s the only, so don’t destroy it !!!

Music all over the world – and peace all over the world ;)

Stan (without you this would just be half as good!) and Xandi

Special thanks to Cordula Kerlikowski for drawing our logo and all the others having written here.

PS: You can contact and support us on our Contact “post”, by liking, visiting and sharing. A german disclaimer is here

495 thoughts on “About

  1. Kristina says:

    I think you should include this a new ‘Lithuanian’ category :) Lithuanians are all about basketball and this song was played everyday during the Basketball Championship ‘Eurobasket 2011’ hosted in Lithuania! :)

  2. truels says:

    Hello Xandi :-) I saw your comment on my blog (thanks for that!) – and had a look on yours. A music blog – great, that is the first time I’ve seen such one. As you may have seen in my sidebar: I like music too, so I will be back here in between and listen to some of your suggestions….
    BUT!!! You don’t have any Danish music – yet! What about one of these two young ladies?:

    or:

  3. Blood-Ink-Diary says:

    What a superb collection ! Thanks for visiting my blog – through which I found yours.
    Keep in touch , Shaheen Sultan Dhanji
    bloodinkdiary

  4. Inge says:

    Well it’s not complete without taking music from Asia, is it? LOL

    I could introduce you some traditional music from Indonesia :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog by the way :)

  5. valzone says:

    I’m enjoying trawling all your posts within your blog, xandi, I shall follow you with great interest.

    Thanks for ticking the like button on my post, too.

    Val

  6. souldipper says:

    Thank you for “liking” my blog – though I know it was the title that tickled your curiosity. (Diamonds in the Holes of her Chews) I’ve been looking through your blog today and see the thread of peace being woven creatively and lovingly. Many thanks for this approach to authentic connectedness, Xandi.

  7. Ian Rastall says:

    This is a great blog you have. I’ve added you to both my blogrolls, if that’s okay. :-) I’m curious how you got that flag counter, since you’re on WP.com. Did you use the text widget and insert a link or something?

    • xandimusic says:

      Yeah, thanks Ian! I’ve these two counters for about one month now(I’m already blooging “active” since 2,5 months ;) )To embed them, I used the text widget and inserted the link ;)
      If you’ve any more questions, or some Music-Suggestions, just write me ;)

  8. gwwatsons says:

    This is a great blog, didn’t realize there was someone else doing music from around the world. Thanks for your likes on my blog. Great job with yours, interesting posts and extensive use of the topic :)

  9. Wendy says:

    Xandi,
    Glad you are happy with my posts. How can I get more traffic to my site like you do with yours. Have you got any tips you can share with me as how you get all your visitors?
    Wendy

    • xandimusic says:

      You can write comments on other blogs, like post and tag every article. After 2 months(I’m really active since october), you would get hits from google searches(open your blog for search engines), but in the first month(s) you actually are growing slowly ;)
      write comments(search by tags: http://wordpress.com/#!/topics/), and also link your profile, so if someone hits your “gravatar”, he could find your site!!
      if you need any tipps, no prob ;)
      I hope I could help you!!

  10. taktgefuehle says:

    I love the idea of your blog. I will certainly have a look around every once in a while! There is so much music in this world and it always tells us so much about the people and their culture.

  11. backtothegarden00 says:

    Hi! This is Steven. I write the backtothegarden00 blog. I just wanted to say that I started writing just to try to entertain my friends and because I love to write and tell stories. You’re the first random stranger to read it. At least the first one to comment. That actually makes me very happy. Thank you. I am also a music lover so your blog is very interesting for me and I started following it immediately.

  12. seekraz says:

    Hey there, Xandimusic – I saw you stopped-by my blog…thank you for visiting and letting me know. You have a unique site…very interesting. I have a couple CDs of African and other international music…mostly the calming stuff that touches the core. Will see you around, Scott.

  13. Rasta teacher says:

    Something was wrong with the music suggestion. Anyway these are artist only and no songs. it is all Hip Hop from different countries of Africa. maybe there is some you like or else Hip Hop lovers can go on their own small search ;-)

    Reggie Rockstone – Ghana
    Pitcho – D.R of Congo
    Abass Abass _ Senegal
    Awadi – Senegal
    Daara J – senegal
    Positive Black Soul – Senegal
    Sister Fa – Senegal
    African Akhlou Bi – Senegal
    General Snipe – Senegal
    Silatigui – Senegal
    Gaston –
    Dread Skeezo and Dread Maxim
    GBS or Gokh-Bi System _ Senegal
    Young nations South Africa / USA
    Tinny – Ghana
    Movaizhaleine- Gabon / France (this I really like)
    M3NSA – GHANA / UK
    Moodphase5ive – South Africa
    Godessa – South Africa
    Lions of Zion- South Africa
    Tykoon Suit – South Africa
    Mr. Mo – South Africa
    Proverb- South Africa
    Black Dillinger – South Africa (really good) check the song Big Trouble , although he does more dancehall
    The Last Two – Ghana
    Lord of Ajasa – Nigeria (Ajasa means flavor in Yoruba)
    Winky D – Zimbabwe
    P-Unit – Kenya
    Nonini – kenya
    TKZEE – South Africa
    Tuks – South Africa (debut 2005)
    Zulu Boy – South Africa
    Zola – South Africa **
    Pitch Black Afro – South Africa
    D’banj – Nigeria
    Gidi Gidi Maji Maji – Kenya
    Skwatta kamp – South Africa
    Optical illusion – South Africa
    Mr. Selwyn – South Africa (a hip hop pioneer)

    Well that is it. Enjoy!

    Shabazz Palaces is some really heavy Hip hop from Seattle

  14. Kenton Lewis says:

    Thanks for the “Like” on my blog. I just subscribed to yours. It is absolutely wonderful. Exactly what I have been looking for. I will add it to my blogroll.

  15. schattenzwerg says:

    hey xandi … ein gutes neues Jahr! gefällt mir sehr gut dein blog, denn es gibt einfach viel zu viel gute musik, die man noch nicht kennengelernt hat; world-music ist ein so großes feld, da gibts noch jede menge zu entdecken, gerne hier eine Empfehlung von mir:

    Okna Tsahan Zam aus Kalmückien ( seit 1992 eine autonome Republik im südlichen Teil des europäischen Russlands)
    einbetten gelöscht :)
    (ich hoffe das einbetten funktioniert bei Dir … ansonsten hier nochmal der Link)

  16. mcolmo says:

    Hi, sorry to contact you over here, but I saw you have a section on my country. The thing is tomorrow I will be attending a concert with Balún and Mima, two Puerto Rican artists. They’re awesome and they’re indie. Hopefully I will blog about it, with photos and all. Thought you might be interested. :-)
    P.S.
    Reggeaton sucks!!!!
    LOL!

  17. walterwsmith3rd says:

    Hi Xandimusic. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my most recent post. I am checking out your blog as I write. Very interesting. Being a music and art lover. I try to promote both at my blog. Please check out my blog and subscribe. I am primarily a digital artist. I would very much like to hear your thoughts.
    Walter

  18. Chris Sheridan says:

    I just noticed that you’ve already received The Versatile Blogger Award at least twice before, but I think that you still deserve it again! Thanks again for being a source for such great music!

  19. herndonjw says:

    Glad you “liked” the post at Lots of Lists! I think the concept of your blog is great, and I’ll definitely stop back by!

  20. themigrantexperience says:

    Wow! Glad I came across this, and thanks for the like. I have a love for world music, but have not really found such a comprehensive collection of new stuff from so many places! Such a great way to get the tunes to the people. Keep it up. I will be frequenting this for sure.

  21. greatmartin says:

    Thanks for ‘liking’ my blog.
    I LOVE music even though I don’t carry a tune and am tone deaf–I am mainly into the female blues singers from the 20s-60s which, of course, was ‘exported’ from African nations!

  22. Tinytoes says:

    Hi there!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    You have a nice blog out here :) Keep up your good work :)
    You really have a huge collection of music and guess i would go around quiet often :)

  23. mcolmo says:

    Hi xandi, answering your question, here are a few links:
    There are many Mima on You Tube, but these two are nice:
    Cae by Mima – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD6DhKO-C6o&feature=related
    Menos mal que no by Mima – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFSrGk-HoA&feature=related

    Balún has many experimental videos with their music of course. I only found one, but you can check their website balunonline:

    Be careful when you walk – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_mAohPzjns

    These are cute songs by Balún,
    To My Room – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUYPOg7OeI8&feature=related
    A Surprise – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E04yBPSpsYE&feature=related
    People (at the Apple Store in Chicago, 2007) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJqxE8Wp01k&feature=endscreen&NR=1

    And, someone uploaded 3 videos from that show I blogged about, but the sound does not make justice to what it really was. You can check this one out if you like. The song is called El Pozo by Mima and Balún accompanies her:

    Hope that helps!

  24. techaroundus365 says:

    Hi thanks for liking my post. and thats a very nice thing you got here,
    I think you should probably add some old ones in india section like Kishore Kumar’s songs he was pretty great singer singer and quite famous too. just a suggestion only though….;-)

  25. The Scottie Chronicles says:

    Hey! Thanks for visiting me at The Scottie Chronicles and liking my post. You’ve got a really nice blog here. I think I’ll follow you to keep up with new music. Here’s a submission: Am I Groovin’ You by Jon Kennedy from We’re Just Waiting For You Now. Cool. And, since I’m a Scottish Terrier, here’s a suggestion from my homeland: Wild Shores by Mark Britten from Celtic Journey. Neat.

    AroooooOOOO! Stuart

  26. Amanda says:

    Finally, I’ve found the music I’ve been looking for to replace Pandora! I can never get enough of world music. Thank you for this wonderful blog, and for liking my post. Now you can say that someday, this girl living off-grid in Arkansas will be listening to your world music songs in a little sustainable earth bag home surrounded by wildlife and an organic garden! Thanks for sharing our journey.

  27. notwithoutthebike says:

    Thanks for liking my blog. I love music myself and find your blog fascinating.
    I’m really new to this blogging business and struggling with the technical stuff, but will hopefully improve as my story and adventures unfold.

  28. bibliothequedethoissey says:

    Merci de suivre notre petit blog, bien modeste et surtout créé pour la bibliothèque de la commune. Il est donc dans un langage accessible au plus grand nombre et très modéré, enfin je le pense ! Par contre, je ne maitrise que très peu l’anglais et donc, je ne comprends pas tout ce que vous écrivez ! Pas sympa de lire un article avec le dictionnaire en mains …
    Je viendrai vous visiter, vous avez de très belles photos, et l’esprit d’ensemble me plait
    Bonne continuation !

  29. Rich Revord says:

    Thanks for checking out High Five Travel! I’ve had a great time going thru your blog and listening to sounds from all over the world! Nothing like being on a vacation and listening to the music that makes that place what it is. Looking forward to more of your posts! And if I can help you travel the world at a fraction of what you already are, my contact info is on my page! Cheers!

  30. arieandika says:

    Hi!
    Thanks for dropping by and liking one of my posts earlier :)
    Your blog is quite interesting as well as I also love music!

  31. yi-ching lin says:

    thank you for dropping by my photo/writing blog and liking my post! feel free to subscribe to daily doses. one of my favorite podcasts is PRI’s The World: Global Hits. i think you might enjoy it for amazing new music from across the world – even from the most remote corners!

  32. desertblues says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You seem to have a very nice musicblog going, with a huge smount of world music. I will follow your blog to keep up with the newest.
    I saw the music from my country, the Netherlands. Thanks,
    Desertblues

  33. Roxanlita says:

    HI. I have found myself expanding my music search more and more as american music has been steadily degrading (In my opinion). I think this is a wonderful blog. Keep it up.

  34. Alex Autin says:

    Wow….this is a pretty impressive collection of music! Great work on putting it all together. I really enjoy exchanging music…..I think it to be one of the most powerful forms of communication we can share. Great job of compiling!

  35. Little bits of Sheffield says:

    Hi Xandimusic, Having only recently subscribed I just got a flurry of email updates. I was hoping that the emails would have the videos embedded but it seems that susbscription emails only have part of the posting so in order to hear the music we have to click through to the website. Personally I prefer not to do this. I know that in settings on my blog I can determine how much of the blog entry people get. That is to say I can adjust the settings so that subscribers get the whole blog post rather than just the words. Is there a reason why you do not send out the whole blogpost so that people can just click on the video from their in-tray? Best wishes from Postcard Cafe.

      • Little bits of Sheffield says:

        Hi again, This is one of the least obvious settings and one of the hardest to find help with! However I can point you in the right direction if you wish to change your settings. It’s actually very easy to do once you know. In short head for SETTINGS then click on READING then scroll down and look for SYDICATION FEEDS. There you will see two options FULL TEXT or SUMMARY. I imagine at present the SUMMARY option is set. Just click FULL TEXT and this should then allow the whole content of each post to be delivered to your followers via email. I prefer this and have my blogs set so that people get the content without having to click through to the blog. People can still “like” or click through to comment. Read the WordPress help for SYNDICATION FEEDS here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/reading-settings/
        I’m not sure what you mean when you ask what should you write in the box to your followers. My advice is just change the setting and carry on making your great blog just as you have been. The only change you’ll be making is that your followers will get the whole content of each post.
        I prefer getting videos and photographs or music or whatever is posted on a blog straight to my in tray. I still click through and comment if I like something.
        You could sound out your followers and ask them which is their prefered option when/if you change the setting? I’m sure most will appreciate that you have made things easier and less time consuming. GOOD LUCK, best wishes from Postcard Cafe
        You could sound out your followers to see if they prefer getting the whole post in an email.

  36. NDP says:

    Hi. Thank you for visiting my blog. I really like what you are doing here. I love hearing new music from around the world, so, I’m following. Cheers.

  37. Tony says:

    Thanks for dropping in on my blog and liking a couple of my posts. Only slightly disturbed that you liked my announcement of a blogging break :)

  38. Maria Belén says:

    Hi Xandi! It’s cool to receive your visits :)
    You asked me about something like The Cassettes, I can tell you they have more (live videos), but Arnold Stallone is an official video. Maybe this year they’ll bring us another one :D
    Their style is really unique but I think you can listen to “Las Acidas”, another girl band. They’re more punk. Here’s a video recorded live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlO0FAeoFIY) HD ;)

    Writing you soon!

    P.S: What did you mean when you said something famous on facebook?

    • xandimusic says:

      ah, thanks Maria! It was great for us here, because someone of you or from the Cassettes shared the link on Facebook, and we got many listeners from Ecuador on that day. And the Los Micrófonos are also great, but I think I’, gonna post a video, that is not live ;)

      • Maria Belén says:

        The thing is I didn’t tell anyone about the post! I have no idea who noticed that!
        Someone just told me about that and it was like BOOM.
        There aren’t a lot of bands which have official videos because is too expensive, and having music as a job here is really difficult. Only a few people support bands and musicians. Including me. Maybe one day this will change. Hope so :)

        I’ll write something on music suggestions section ;)

      • xandimusic says:

        ah, thanks Maria, I really liked this boom with so many visitors from Ecuador :) And I got your suggestion, thanks, it’s very nice, and I’ll post it next week. And of course, we don’t need official videos, but often the quality of the live videos isn’t good. I don’t know, maybe it would be best for the artists, if they upload the song and just add some pics or lyrics…. :)

  39. dorothymcdonall says:

    Hi Xandi! Thanks for visiting, and liking, my blog today. I’ve really enjoyed your music selections and congratulate you on celebrating our wide world of music. It’s such a universal language. I have a suggestion. Check out http://www.jacobmoon.com. He’s an amazing singer/songwriter from Canada I met at a music festival a couple of years ago. I listen to his music more than anyone else right now. Great site! Be well …

  40. 30secondspoetry says:

    Hey,

    Thanks for visiting my blog… I wonder how you could understand my German poems, but I’m happy that you like it. :) I find your blog very cool, now you’ve got a new follower!

    Julia

  41. BoundforAdventure says:

    Love this blog! What a great idea. I have been traveling all around Africa and try to pick up a cd from every country I visit. You have given me some great artists to get to know…looking forward to your next post!

  42. chems says:

    Hello! i found your idea very good to write about all the world music, all the more reason, i’m working on my blog about the diversity of beauty in life…

  43. lunvision says:

    Thanx for liking my post! what a great collection you have here, thanx for sharing music Xandi. Music is all around! Peace

      • lunvision says:

        of course I will :) I really like the simpleness of ur blog and the so numerous songs&artists that remain to be discovered. Have you ever heard about Grey Sky Morning, a famous band in Malaysia? We met there 2 years ago – chilling out together & simply sharing about music&our lives was a reaaaaally unique moment. I’m a fan!

        Enjoy your week end time!

  44. biofital says:

    Hi xandimusic,
    thanks for visiting my blog http://biofital.wordpress.com/ for several times because of my music-posts and you “likes” ;-)
    And I thought, you´ll have all musicians on your blog ;-)
    As I´m just a “blog-starter” and also like you, influenced by so many characters of music (world and independent), we will “watch” ourselves…”smile*.

    Great blog, I like it very much!

  45. tidingsfromnearandfar says:

    You have got an excellent blog. I made some suggestions in the Indian music section.
    Thanks for liking my blog post. I was not even coming here thinking that the like was a spam. But, i am pleasantly surprised by your blog. Keep up the good work.

  46. BoundforAdventure says:

    Xandi! i really am loving your blog and would love to have you as a guest blogger on Bound for Adventure. Cant seem to find your email address on here…but can you drop me an email when you get a chance? Thanks so much!

    Cheers,
    Maia

  47. ligude says:

    merci Xandi de passer et merci pour aimer les notes d’andreas vollenweider …
    quand je les ai decouvertes … je suis restee sans rien dire , sans bouger , c’etait il y a deja cinq ans … et vrai que plaisir et douceur de les reentendre et de pouvoir les reposer sur cet espace perso ou douceur m’accompagne et me tient ever la main … et tant mieux … tant mieux .
    merci Xand …. bonne journee a toi et a vous d’ici
    ligude .

  48. Daniel Lee says:

    Thank you for liking my post on Christianity’s current state. I see that you blog is varied and rich and I have subscribed because of this content. I might not always go to your blog but once in a while I will hear the world.

  49. thoughtofvg says:

    what an idea for a blog! There is so much incredible music around the world and its great to see someonone showcasing that talent. I could suggest some artists that you could look into, but i looks like you already cover a pretty wide base. Thanks!

  50. Tarig Anter says:

    xandimusic;
    Glad you liked “Nigeria Rejects Dancing On The Brink to American Rhythm”
    on 3DDemocracy (for People Participation in Alternative System). You have a wonderful blog. Keep it up.

  51. Daisy de Plume says:

    Hi Xandi,
    Thanks for stopping by thatlou.com. If you’re ever in Paris and want to go on a treasure hunt, you know where to find me!
    In the meantime I’ve enjoyed visiting your music trovings and will be back for more visits soon.
    Kind regards,
    Daisy

  52. russell5087 says:

    Thank you for the Like for “The Face” I was surprised that there were quite a few likes for this considering I just kind of tossed it off in a few minutes, because I had that painting of a face and couldn’t find a good poem to go with it, so I wrote one myself off the cuff. So maybe I should write more of my stuff instead of finding a poem online.

  53. projectawesomeguitar says:

    Hi Xandi,
    Thanks for checking out my blog feel free to post up any videos of the artists because it’s all about promoting their music and the album that they’ve been attached to to create more exposure. Going to check out more of your videos

  54. Marília says:

    I’ve been there a time to write here and I think the time has come.
    Your blog is a fantastic world. Sometimes I’m amazed how can you make so much! …
    You can bring people together through the world of music and make them happy when they hear a song. This is wonderful, did you know?

    Congratulations Xandi :)

    • xandimusic says:

      Marília,
      I’ve to say thanks to you too. You were the first author here, and you introduced me to Portuguese music, one of my faves now. And thanks for all your songs, keep up the great work! :)
      Thanks so much,
      Xandi

  55. Jane says:

    Just wanted to thank you for stopping my my “Not in India 2012” blog and liking my post “birds and bees, flowers and trees”. Your vote of confidence is most appreciated and hope you will find other things inspirational or informative that may assist you along your own life journey
    I love music, of all types, and from all over the world, and will be checking out your blog as well for ideas.
    with love light and JOY

  56. textiledesignsbyrobin says:

    Thank you for checking out my blog. I am a fan of Putamayo selections. I am always looking for new music, especially world music! I’ll be staying tuned.

  57. joaobernardo28 says:

    Hey guys, I’ve a lot of experience in wordpress. I worked in a brazilian blog about an a game called ”AQWorlds” (http://aqworldsbrasil.wordpress.com/). I’m from Portugal and I would like to work with you guys posting portuguese music and 70’s, 80’s and 90’s music.

    Can you add me? I maked a new email just for work with you:
    joaobernardo.28@gmail.com
    oh and I forgot, here is my personal music blog, I don’t use it anymore:
    http://allaboutthemusicworld.wordpress.com/

    • xandimusic says:

      Joao,
      thanks for your interest. Are you fluent in writing english? Maybe you can write me a mail to xworldmusic@yahoo.de
      Love Portuguese music. Do you also know music from these days(like old songs too, but it’d be great if you know much)?
      Please do an example post and write some words about you please in the mail ;)

  58. elmohadouken says:

    Have you heard of United Flavour they are based in Prague, a very good band. And also Jr. Kilat from the Philippines. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  59. kilobrush says:

    Hello. You’ve a wonderful project as well as a good collection of music here. Dropped by to thank you for checking out my blog. I’m grateful for your time.

  60. Roberta says:

    Xandi, thank you for stopping by. When I was offline during our time of moving I lost my links to blogs, so I am having to re-subscribe.. It’s good to be back…

  61. spynner5 says:

    Thanks for the ‘like’ Xandi… took a quick peek at your blog; will be back later when I have time enough to explore!

    • xandimusic says:

      Danke! Du kannst hier deutsch kommentieren, zumindest ein Teil von uns redet Deutsch… Danke, das freut mich natürlich immer sehr, und ich hoffe du findest viel neue Musik. Vlt hilft dir die Suchleiste und die “Categorie-Box”, wo du Länder und Genres findest :)

  62. preparetocrossover says:

    Thanks for the like and visiting my blog. Your blog is enjoyable to visit and learn about new music.

    My hope is after you explore my blog, we can exchange videos or you learn more about the warrior experience and how important life is to those who defend what is right in this world. Music videos help me share the story in hopes I can teach others. Thanks again.
    PrepareTCO

  63. duncanr says:

    Ist danish video won’t play for me in the UK but the 2nd one – down by the riverside – was great. Loved it

    If you’re interested in world music, check out “Coke Studio” vids on Youtube or visit –

    http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/

    for some great live recordings of singers and musicians from Pakistan

    P.S. thanks for visiting our blog !

  64. Colors on the loose says:

    An amazing site built on an even more amazing idea! I’ve just found out about you on the internet and am so glad. I created a blog based on a similar concept some months ago but it’s written in Italian, my native language. I’m happy to share with you such a huge interest in music from around the world!! Once again, great job!!! ^_^

  65. cheri says:

    Hi Xandi! I was so thrilled to stumble across your blog. You have a wonderfully eclectic and diverse collection. I am a language professor and will definitely be recommending your blog to my students as they research music from different countries. Thanks for putting this together! :)

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